Virtual Fencing and Sheep Welfare - Tellisa Kearton

Virtual Fencing And Sheep Welfare
Tuesday 5th June

Virtual fencing systems are an exciting new farm management tool, with potential to reduce costs associated with traditional fencing, and offer more flexibility for producers to manage their grazing and land use. But how do the animals feel about this new tech? This research will investigate the potential welfare implications of virtual fencing, and the role that the various learning strategies of sheep may play in ensuring that virtual fencing systems can be implemented in an ethical and sustainable way.